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Calamagrostis Acutiflora, Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass, Creamy White, 1 Gallon Pot


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Dramatic red-bronze flower spikes early to midsummer; will beautify your garden year after year

  • Award Winner
  • Heat Tolerant
  • Deadheading Not Necessary



Duration: Perennial
Height Category: Tall
Garden Height: 48 – 72 Inches
Spacing: 24 – 36 Inches
Flower Colors: Green
Flower Shade: Green
Foliage Colors: Yellow
Foliage Shade: Yellow
Habit: Upright
Container Role: Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:  Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category:  Easy
Hardiness Zones: 5a5b6a6b7a7b8a8b9a9b10a10b11a11b
Water Category: Average
Uses: Cut Flower, Dried Flower, Grass, Landscape
Uses Notes: Great for landscapes and as a specimen plant
Maintenance Notes: 

Karl Foerster is cool-season grass. Cool-season grasses put on most of their growth in spring before temperatures begin exceeding 75 degrees Fahrenheit and in the fall when temperatures cool down. They generally maintain good color through the summer but won’t grow much when it is hot.
Cut back cool season grasses in very early spring.

Cool season grasses tend to look good even as the weather cools. Leave their foliage in place until spring and then as soon as the snow is gone cut them back. Leave about 1/3 of the plant in place. Trimming cool season grasses too harshly can irreparably harm the plant.

Divide cool season grasses in spring or early fall. Cool season grasses are actively growing in spring and fall. These grasses can be transplanted at either time of the year but early spring is probably the best time to divide. If you do divide them in the fall, be careful that the freeze/thaw cycles of winter don’t heave the plants out of the ground, this happened to a couple of my coral bells last winter.

Cut clumps of grass to the ground in late winter before new shoots appear.

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs
Flower Color

Foliage Color

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Mature Height


Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8

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Container Size